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L'alchimiste Parafaragaramus ou la Cornue Infernale [tinted]

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L'alchimiste Parafaragaramus ou la Cornue Infernale [tinted]


Published 1906


A wizard sleeps at a table in his well-appointed sitting room. From a drawer in the table, a snake appears. The snake begins a series of transformations: he becomes a jester, a spider, and a woman. Each approaches the wizard as he sleeps. Each also works its magic on a glass vial on the wizard's table. Soon the vial has grown in size and is full of a bubbling liquid. The wizard wakes, the vial explodes. Who emerges victorious from the spells and dreams?

Also Known As (AKA)
Alchimiste Parafaragamus ou La cornue infernale France (original title)
Parafaragaramus alkímista Hungary
The Mysterious Retort USA

Méliès' Untinted version http://archive.org/details/LalchimisteParafaragaramusOuLaCornueInfernale


Run time 2 minutes 14 seconds
Producer Georges Méliès
Production Company Star Film Company
Sponsor Gen X
Audio/Visual silent, Hand-coloured

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Reviewer: Stan187jones - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - July 25, 2016
Subject: Melies the master alchemist
Melies again using the trope of the magician as a symbol of himself as auteur. The vial is a metaphor of the magicians troubled brain, whose fervid dreams are troubled by thr grotesque and the erotic. Explosive stuff(literally).
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